The Oxlade | bureau^proberts

The Oxlade | bureau^proberts | Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

The Oxlade | bureau^proberts

Traditional Land Owners
the Turrbul and the Yuggera peoples




Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Christopher Frederick Jones Scott-Burrows
Project summary

Conceived as a response to one of Brisbane’s most established river edge streets and the progressive shifting patterns of living and density in Southeast Queensland, The Oxlade is designed to strike a balance between the amenity of the single detached home and the luxury of a contemporary apartment building.

The grand, subtropical quality of communal spaces bestows a sense of grandeur through the use of landscape, natural stone and the incorporation of public art – particularly evident in the courtyard foyer space where the Water Mall provides an atmospheric coolth at arrival and frames the river beyond.

This innate connection to the river and New Farm is carried through each residence with free flowing, light filled spaces purposely orientated to embrace views of the river, parklands, or city.

Four separate floor plates across conjoined buildings allow light, landscape, and ventilation around the perimeter of all apartments, replicating qualities of the detached subtropical home.

Living at The Oxlade becomes memorable the moment you enter the grand courtyard combining lush landscape, running water, natural stone and public art; through to individual apartments connecting visually to the surrounding New Farm context.

Each residence is orientated to embrace views of the river, parklands, or vista back to the city.

Communal amenities include a roof terrace with a wet edge pool and private dining room, providing the provisions and space of a larger detached home.

Apartments are separated to promote natural light and ventilation to all rooms and allow the landscape to be infused into the building fabric.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Floth, Service Engineers
Leisure Engineering, Aquatic Engineer
McKenzie Group, Building Certifier
Omnii, Fire Engineer
RLB, Quantity Surveyor
Robert Bird Group, Structural Engineers
RPS, Landscape Consultant
TTM, Traffic Engineer
Urbis, Town Planner

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